To help ensure that Sussex County students do not go hungry over this school closure period, the Sussex Technical School District has donated its perishable food on hand to a community feeding site.
“This is a win-win arrangement and a true community effort,” said Sussex Tech Child Nutrition Supervisor Terri Addlesberger, who is helping organize the site in Delmar. “If we can help feed even a few young people during this time, it’s worth it.”
As a countywide school district, Sussex Tech does not have a mobile or summer feeding program. Many local districts are adapting those efforts to provide meals to students who may count on meals normally provided during the school day. The Delmar School District also does not have those programs, making it a good match, said Addlesberger.
Among the perishable items donated were milk, oranges, apples, carrots, lettuce and tomatoes. The community site will be located at Renovate Church, 800 E. East Street, Delmar, Md., open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Delaware Department of Education has released a statewide list of open meal sites for students at https://www.doe.k12.de.us/covid19. Families may pick up meal bags for children 18 or younger who live in their home. Those children must be present.